There are approximately 720 mountain gorillas left in Central Africa of which half of that estimate is found in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This alone should be reason enough to choose Uganda as your destination for a gorilla trekking safari. If you have been looking for the best place to find the Silverback Gorilla in Uganda then i would recommend Bwindi Impenetrable National Park any day.
What you should know is Gorilla Trekking permits can only be obtained for two national parks in Uganda which are: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi still holds the best spot for Gorilla Tracking because the situation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is quite uncertain since Silverback Gorillas move in and out of the country to Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda especially during rainy seasons implicating you are likely to see less of them during certain months of the year. However, this shouldn’t worry you because our safari guides are experienced enough to choose the best time to visit Mgahinga and see mountain gorillas in plenty.
Gorilla Trekking permits are one of the requirements for tracking Silverback Gorillas in Uganda. Each permit goes for $600 during the peak season and $450 during the low season but have to be secured months in advance prior to your Uganda safari because they are limited and hard to secure for close dates.
So when is the best time to see Silverback Gorillas in Uganda? definitely during the dry seasons of the year which are June to August and December to February. During these months the national game parks are not so wet and remain just perfect for a trip and a few activities like game viewing. If you ask us when to visit Uganda, we would definitely recommend those two seasons though it’s good to also try out the rest of the months; the weather might be unpredictable but could still be perfect for a trip.
Want to see the Silverback Gorillas Uganda was blessed with? Book a Uganda Safari with us today and we shall arrange for you a nice and memorable safari to uganda.